Do you ever fight with a brother or sister? Or maybe with a friend? Maybe you argue or pick on each other, or even punch or pinch. Your parents try to get you to make up with each other, don’t they? Your parents don’t like the fighting!
In the story of the Prodigal Son, the father tries to make things right between the brothers. And that is just what our Father in heaven wants. He wants us to make peace with each other. He doesn’t want all that fighting! Let’s try not to be jealous or angry at each other, but let’s be ready to love our brothers and sisters like our Father loves us!
Saint John the Harvester: A nickname that stuck
Do you have a nickname? Maybe your friends call you something because of a funny story that happened to you? Sometimes those nicknames can stick with you through your whole life! On Wednesday, we’ll celebrate Saint John the Harvester (Theristis). How did he get that name? Well, Saint John was a monk who, one day, went out into the fields to work. Suddenly, a storm hit, and all the workers ran away to protect themselves. But when they came back, the corn had been cut and tied up. That miracle gave him the nickname, “the Harvester,” because through his prayers, they harvested the crops!